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Totnes Library is a busy modern library, set in the heart of the bustling South Devon market town. Built onto impressive Georgian building The Mansion, it is a bright, welcoming library with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The library is open five days a week and offers an attractive community and study space with computer access, free Wi-Fi and comfortable seating.

The library has eleven computers plus scanning, printing and photocopying facilities. The library boasts dedicated collections of books and resources for children, teenagers and local history as well as sizeable DVD and audiobook collections. The colourful children’s area is very well used by borrowers and those coming to regular children’s events.

Services

  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Self-service machines
Totnes Library events Totnes Library events

Tiny Tales

Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Date: 16 September 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Home Educator drop-in

Come to our drop in session for all home educated children, young people and their carers. We will provide LEGO, some board games and a friendly smile and a space to make new friends and to share ideas.
Date: 17 September 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Come to our drop in session for all home educated children, young people and their carers. We will provide LEGO, some board games and a friendly smile and a space to make new friends and to share ideas.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

This a free session where we sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Date: 18 September 2019
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: This a free session where we sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

This a free session where we sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Date: 18 September 2019
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
Description: This a free session where we sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Tiny Tales

Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Date: 23 September 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Home Educator drop-in

Come to our drop in session for all home educated children, young people and their carers. We will provide LEGO, some board games and a friendly smile and a space to make new friends and to share ideas.
Date: 24 September 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Come to our drop in session for all home educated children, young people and their carers. We will provide LEGO, some board games and a friendly smile and a space to make new friends and to share ideas.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

This a free session where we sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Date: 25 September 2019
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: This a free session where we sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

This a free session where we sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Date: 25 September 2019
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
Description: This a free session where we sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

The Sustainable Smallholders’ Handbook – with Lorraine Turnbull

Join Lorriane Turnbull for a free talk and question and answer session about her book The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook. This is a free event, but donations to The Friends of Totnes Library are greatly appreciated. This event will be run by The Friends of Totnes Library.
Date: 03 October 2019
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Description: Join Lorriane Turnbull for a free talk and question and answer session about her book The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook. This is a free event, but donations to The Friends of Totnes Library are greatly appreciated. This event will be run by The Friends of Totnes Library.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Book Sale and Swap

Grab a bargain book or swap your books for new ones! All proceeds will go to the Friends of Totnes Library.
Date: 05 October 2019
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Description: Grab a bargain book or swap your books for new ones! All proceeds will go to the Friends of Totnes Library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Fun Palace

We're pleased to announce that we will be holding another Fun Palace this year! You'll have the chance to do baby signing, learn Spanish, play Ukulele, sing songs in our fantastic free workshops run by local people for local people. There will be active participation for all ages, and lots of sharing of skills and passions! For more information visit funpalaces.co.uk/about.
Date: 05 October 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: We're pleased to announce that we will be holding another Fun Palace this year! You'll have the chance to do baby signing, learn Spanish, play Ukulele, sing songs in our fantastic free workshops run by local people for local people. There will be active participation for all ages, and lots of sharing of skills and passions! For more information visit funpalaces.co.uk/about.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Fun Palace

Tote-style Bag Workshop

Learn how to design and print your own Tote-style bag using dye-sublimation printing techniques. Sign up for our workshop and we will guide you through the design process plus will help you to print your own bespoke and unique bag! Wednesday 9th October 2-4pm Ages 16yrs+ £17 (the cost includes the cost of the bag). Limited places - booking is necessary. Please book online at totnes-fablab.eventbrite.co.uk
Date: 09 October 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Learn how to design and print your own Tote-style bag using dye-sublimation printing techniques. Sign up for our workshop and we will guide you through the design process plus will help you to print your own bespoke and unique bag! Wednesday 9th October 2-4pm Ages 16yrs+ £17 (the cost includes the cost of the bag). Limited places - booking is necessary. Please book online at totnes-fablab.eventbrite.co.uk
Audience: Adult
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Story Time with Mama G

Come and join Mama G at Totnes Library for story time with a difference. Combining pantomime, drag and the traditional art of story-telling: Mama G will be sharing tales that celebrate being who you are and loving who you want. This performance will feature published works and new writing that will make you laugh, think and love. Tickets £2.50 in advance from the library or on the door.
Date: 12 October 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Come and join Mama G at Totnes Library for story time with a difference. Combining pantomime, drag and the traditional art of story-telling: Mama G will be sharing tales that celebrate being who you are and loving who you want. This performance will feature published works and new writing that will make you laugh, think and love. Tickets £2.50 in advance from the library or on the door.
Audience: Child
Cost: £2.50
Theme:

Desert Island Books with Judy Westacott

Join Judy Westacott for her ten favourite books that she would take to a desert island, tickets just £5 which goes towards supporting the Friends of Totnes Library. The evening takes the form of the Dartington Playgoers reading small extracts from each of the tenbooks and a discussion.
Date: 18 October 2019
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Description: Join Judy Westacott for her ten favourite books that she would take to a desert island, tickets just £5 which goes towards supporting the Friends of Totnes Library. The evening takes the form of the Dartington Playgoers reading small extracts from each of the tenbooks and a discussion.
Audience: Adult
Cost: £5.00
Theme:

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Opening hours:

Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Thu Closed
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00

 

Contact us:

Ann Draisey

Email: Totnes Library
Tel: 01803 659945

Find us:

Totnes Library
The Mansion
Fore Street
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 5RP